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Andrew

the Dorking Garden Railway

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We had fun in the spring sunshine today with trains from visitors Geoff and Josh, and also the debut of my new Rebuilt West Country class loco "Ottery St Mary".

First it was Tornado who took to the rails, seen here on Foxdale Bank:

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Then, the second Class 67 to visit the Dorking Garden Railway, this one sporting DB Schenker Maple Leaf livery on a relief train of Virgin Mk3 coaches:

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We then took a quick trip to Germany where we saw this 2-8-2T on a local train somewhere in the Black Forest...

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After that, it was just Bulleid Bliss, as Ottery St Mary made light work of an 11 coach train:

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And then Clan Line joined in the fun and we had the delight of double-headed Bulleid power.  What a way to spend the afternoon!

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Hi Andrew , nice lot of pics especially the German Tank loco, I have the same one in Piko , what brand is the 2-8-2 tank,  did the Germans have bigger than the 2-8-2 tank locos very nice loco indeed.

Keep the pics flowing, I can't wait to run my first train on my layout a while yet.

 

Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.

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Hi Tony, 

yes the Germans had bigger e. g. 

Class 95, the Mountain Queen, 2-10-2

or

Class 96, 0-8-8-0

or

Class 85, the Hell's Valley Queen, 2-10-2

and many more, also high-speed-tank-locos for 175km/h...

 

Thomas

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Andrew this all looks very nice.

Glad to see you;re still at it. Do you think yo might expand anything in the railway at this point, or is it still satisfying as is? 

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Great photos again Andrew and a good question from Griff - any plans for expansion?

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There have always been plans for expanding the railway - for the past four years!

Meanwhile, David H came round yesterday with some more of his German rolling stock.

 

A 2-10-0 makes light work of this rural passenger service

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2-10-0 showing its rear end

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A pair of 2-6-2s with an express passenger train at Fuchsdale am Rhein

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Who'd be a banker?!

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Blossom time in the Rhineland

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It's always nice when a repair turns out successfully.  A visiting King Arthur Class loco suffered an apparent disaster when the crosshead and slidebar assembly came loose and bent the connecting rod at an alarming angle.  Fine scale TLC and relocating the dislocated parts seems to have done the trick, and this morning 30737 "King Uther" celebrated a swift return to the rails, hauling 11 coaches with ease, including the SR bogie utility van I bought at yesterday's excellent Crawley club exhibition in Horsham.

 

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